Storytelling 301

Wishlist Share
Share Course
Page Link
Share On Social Media

About Course

Storytelling 301 is the advanced level storytelling class for the third year of our animation degree program. In this course, you will be working on developing the story for your final project this year.

For a lot of people, animation is just Disney princess stories. Animation is formulaic—a damsel in distress with a cute animal friend is captured by an evil relative then rescued by a prince. Happy ending, roll credits. But the majority of animated storytelling is complex, rich, and powerful.

Animation has tackled real-world conflicts and explained complicated issues. The opening scenes of the moving documentary I Am Malala relies on animation to transport the viewer into Malala’s chaotic world. Animated explainer videos explain complicated logic puzzles and future tech at TED Talks all over the world. This class guides you through the process of coming up with your own short story for your final animated project.

Show More

What Will You Learn?

  • Lean-to create stories that translate to the larger audiences
  • Get degree credit
  • Learn skill in a lucrative field

Course Content

Your Short Story
In this session, you will be coming up with the idea for your short story.

  • Your short story
  • My short story

Create the character
In this session, you will be designing the characters for your short story

Create your story board
This session you will be creating story boards for your short film

Create the animatic
This session is on how to create the animatic for your short film

Create the background layout
In this session, we will discuss creating the background layouts for your short film

Editing your animatic
In this session, we will learn how to make the animatic for your animated short film using editing software to add sound effects and work out any timing issues.

Converting your Storyboard to Rough Animation
In this session, we will understand the different phases of animation the first one being rough animation.

Pencil tests
In this session and for the next few weeks we will be working on pencil tests for your animated short film.

Pencil Test Continued
In this session, we will continue to work on pencil tests for your animate short

Putting it all together
In this session, you will be learning how to take all the pieces of your animation and putting it together to make the film.

Student Ratings & Reviews

No Review Yet
No Review Yet